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# Drake Zarate -

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: C
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: Norco, CA , California
/:  L/R
: 5-11
: 185 lbs
: Freshman
Draft Status:

COLLEGE:  Completed freshman season at University of California Riverside in Spring of 2012 … Started 20 of 33 played in, batted .273 with 21 hits & 6 RBI …
HIGH SCHOOL:  4-year letter winner in baseball & 3-year letter winner in basketball at Norco High School … Named All-League in 2009, 2010 and 2011 … Named All-Area & Second-Team All-State in 2011 … Awarded Fox Sports Net Scholar Athlete in 2010 … League Champs in 2008 and 2009 … Graduated with honors … Participated in ASB all 4 years of high school … Volunteered at Turnin’ Two Baseball Academy … PERSONAL:  Son of Alex and Patti Zarate … Sister, Nicole, played softball for Alabama State, & sister, Annie, played volleyball there … Majoring in business … Hopes to become a superintendent for a large refinery company … Roots for the Los Angeles Angels, Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers … Favorite athletes: Torii Hunter, Jenny Finch, Alex Morgan, Darin Erstad and Garret Anderson … Reads Louis Lamour … Favorite book: “Outsiders” & “Josh Hamilton Autobiography” … Likes sushi and spaghetti … Watches “Tosh.O” and “Sportscenter” … Favorite movies:  “The Sandlot,” “The Natural” & “For Love of the Game” … Listens to George Strait & Garth Brooks … Enjoys fishing … Professor Papica is his favorite teacher at UCR because he’s a down to earth guy who can relate to students on a more personal level … Favorite class at UCR is English … Decided to attend UCR for its baseball program and academics … Athletic goals at UCR are to win conference & national championships.